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Austin R. Schneider
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    303 North Main Street
    Celina, OH 45822

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“As director of the library in neighboring St. Marys, I worked with Austin in our statewide and regional library associations. He was a generous and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Joy Johnson - Knoxville, TN

“I worked with Austin for years. He was always kind, considerate, and thoughtful in dealing with everyone he met. He was a true gentleman. He will...Read More »
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“Austin was a personable man who treated everyone with respect. Having known him for over 30 years, my experience with him has been one of respect,...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ray Kramer - Celina, OH - Friend

“As a longtime patron of the library and a member of the Friends group, I knew Austin as a caring, friendly man. He will be missed by the library...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Renee Shaw


Austin R. Schneider age 72, of Cridersville, died Friday Dec. 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born Nov. 2, 1944 to the late Henry and Christiena Elizabeth Reidenbach Schneider. He married J. Kaye Gossett June 17, 1967 and she survives in Cridersville.
Austin was a life member of Western Ohio Gun Club and graduated from Roseville High School and attended Wayne State University and graduated from University of Michigan with a masters in Library Science. He had also served in the U. S. Army Reserves. Austin had retired in 2014 from the Mercer County District Library where he had served as director for 42 years. He was instrumental in expanding the Library and adding branches in Marion Township, St. Henry and Mendon. He currently was serving as Chief Fiscal Officer.
Additional survivors include a brother Alvin Schneider of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother Dr. Aaron Schneider.
Kaye will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will follow at 3 with Pastor Jon Exman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Holly Gardens near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Mercer County District Library.